A highly selective lead sensor based on a classic lead DNAzyme

Tian Lan, Kimberly Furuya, Yi Lu

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A catalytic beacon sensor for Pb2+ has been developed based on the first DNAzyme discovered in the field, and such a sensor has shown a much higher metal ion selectivity (40000 times) than the previously reported Pb 2+ sensor based on 8-17 DNAzyme and thus is suitable for a wider range of practical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3896-3898
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 14 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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